Joseph Anthony Buttigieg (May 20, 1947 – January 27, 2019)was a Maltese-American literary scholar and translator. He served as William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of English at the University of Notre Dame until his retirement in 2017, when he was named professor emeritus. Buttigieg cotranslated and coedited the three-volume English edition of Antonio Gramsci’s # # ### Prison Notebooks
Joseph Anthony Buttigieg II
May 20, 1947
January 27, 2019 (aged 71)
South Bend, Indiana, U.S.
University of Malta (B.A., M.A.)
Heythrop College, University of London (B.Phil.)
Binghamton University (Ph.D.)
Scholar, academic, translator
Jennifer Anne Montgomery
Buttigieg was the eldest of eight children born to Joseph Anthony and Maria Concetta Buttigieg (née Portelli) in Hamrun, Malta. He began his education in Hamrun, completing undergraduate work and a master’s degree at the University of Malta. He earned a second bachelor’s degree, a B.Phil., from Heythrop College of the University of London and a Ph.D. in English (1976; with a dissertation on aesthetics in James Joyce’s A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man) from Binghamton University. He was naturalized as a U.S. citizen in 1979.
Buttigieg taught at New Mexico State University at Las Cruces starting in 1976 and there met Jennifer Anne Montgomery, also a new faculty member. In 1980, they married and also joined the faculty of Notre Dame. Their son, Pete Buttigieg, was elected as mayor of South Bend, Indiana, and ran for the Democratic nomination as presidential candidate in the 2020 election. Pete said in his first book, Shortest Way Home, that his father was called racial slurs, even though he was European, because of his darker skin.
Buttigieg specialized in modern European literature and theory. He was translator and editor of the three-volume English edition of Antonio Gramsci’s Prison Notebooks, published from 1992 to 2007 with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities. He was a founding member and president of the International Gramsci Society, founded to facilitate communication between those who study Italian philosopher and political leader Antonio Gramsci. Buttigieg also served as chair of the English Department at Notre Dame and was promoted to William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of English. He took emeritus status upon retiring in 2017. He died on January 27, 2019.
Criticism Without Boundaries: Directions and Crosscurrents in Postmodern Critical Theory (University of Notre Dame Press, 1987).
A Portrait of the Artist in Different Perspective (Ohio University Press, 1987).
ed. with Carmel Borg and Peter Mayo, Gramsci and Education (Rowman & Littlefield, 2002).
ed. with Thomas Kselman, European Christian Democracy: Historical Legacies and Comparative Perspectives (University of Notre Dame Press, 2003).
ed. and trans. Prison Notebooks (vols. 1-3) by Antonio Gramsci (Columbia University Press, 1992–2007).
In the world of celebrity lookalikes, particularly celebs with lookalike kids, I present to you the ultimate dad-son twinning moment of them all: Paul Rudd and his son Jack Sullivan Rudd at this year’s Super Bowl. Jack is only 14 (he’s the older of Paul and wife Julie Yaeger’s two kids), but it is clear that he is on his way to looking the exact same as his dad.
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The picture was initially highlighted as an “Avengers” moment by ET (Jeremy Renner plays Clint Barton/Hawkeye, while Rudd plays Scott Lang/Ant-Man) but fans immediately spotted that Jack was Paul’s mini-me. Seriously, just look at him. The same eyebrow shape. The same jaw. The same height. The same adorable smirk. The only difference is Jack’s hair is a little floofier—although, looking at pictures of Paul as a young man (see below) his hair was also floofy back then.
This isn’t the first time we’ve seen Jack join his dad at an event, but he has grown so much since he appeared when Paul was getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame:
Paul Rudd Honored With Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame
Here’s the ET Avengers post where fans first noticed the similarities:
Good lord. Okay, but his son should totally act alongside him in a movie, right? Right??
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